could someone explain the hiring process to me ,im new at this. i want to apply for mesquite or dallas area , in mesquite i was told that i need 60 college hours or 30 hours if getting a degree in fire science wich is a year. so set to look for a school that teaches fire science and the closest one is collin county community college in mckinney. so i called them up and un advisor told that the program was for hired firefighters wanting to advance thier department and she told me that im supposed to get firefighter certified first. what am i supossed to be doing?